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North Carolinians Service Records Taken from the Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News This document contains statewide casualty lists along with items local to Alamance County. February 19. 1945 to March 29, 1945 February 19, 1945 Killed in Action: European Theater: Pvt. Joseph S. Baker, Lonnie Baker, father, Highland Avenue, Greensboro’ Tech 5G Clinton Balmer, Mrs. Annie Balmer, mother, Pleasant Hill Pfc. Ray W. Barker, Mrs. Lydia P. Barker, mother, Coleridge Pfc. Hugh R. Barr, Mrs. Ida J. Barr, mother, 700 N. Caldwell St., Charlotte Sgt. Sylvester M. Bolick, Mrs. Hester A. Bolick, mother, Upton Pvt. Warren W. Brown, Mrs. Sarah V. Brown, wife, Elkin Pfc. Bernie E. Burleson, Mrs. Maggie D. Burleson, mother, Newland Staff Sgt. Boyce W. Ellington, Mrs. Lydia E. Ellington, mother, Cramerton Pfc. Marvin A. Foster, John C. Foster, father, 25 Elm St., King’s Mountain Pfc. Edwin Godwin, Miss Maggie Godwin, sister, Laurinburg Pvt. Calvin G. Groce, James A. Groce, father, East Bend Pfc. Lloyd M. Hassel, Charles A. Hassel, father, Jamesville Tech 5G Charlie L. Holeman, Mrs. Bessie C. Holeman, mother, Roaring River Capt. Guy E. Hoole, George M. Hoole, father, 1236 E. Morehead St., Charlotte Pvt. Marshall J. Inman, Mrs. Nellie E. Inman, wife, St. Pauls Staff Sgt. Burlwyn(?) Lambeth, Mrs. Mary M. Lambeth, mother, Thomasville Pvt. Orby L. Long, Mrs. Maggie C. Long, mother, residence illegible, Nakios?? Sgt. Gettys M. Martin, Mrs. Dessie L. Martin, mother, Lincolnton Sgt. Jack P. McCall, Mrs. Alona B. McCall, wife, residence illegible, Estatoe(?) 1st Lt. John H. McIlwinen, Mrs. Louisa B. McIlwinen, wife, Fayetteville Pvt. John D. McMillan, Charles M. McMillen, father, Laurinburg Pfc. Sam N. Mills, Mrs. Jeanie N. Mills, mother, Bridgeton Tech 5G Ralph F. Morrison, Mrs. Nola L. Morrison, mother, Hamlet Staff Sgt. Melville W. Odom, Jethro J. Odom, father, Mt. Olive Pfc. Lloyd W. Palmer, Mrs. Mabel A. Palmer, wife, Cricket Pfc. Thomas L. Terrell, Jo Terrell (parent), Burlington Pfc. Walter L. Trivett, Mrs. Josephine Trivett, mother, W. Jefferson Pfc. Edward A. Vlaservich, Mrs. Otis M. Vlaservich, mother, 1543 Duckworth Avenue, Charlotte Pfc. Ernest M. Webster, Mrs. Ester D. Webster, wife, Taylorsville Staff Sgt. Marvin Whaley, Mrs. Sylvia Whaley, mother, Beulaville Navy Casualties: Coxwain Charles Vernon Fox, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. George O. (or. C.?) B. Fox, parents, Haiden Water Tender Second Class Ira Edgar Hoover, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Harrison Hoover, parents, Thomasville Coxwain Wm. Clarence Puckett, U.S.N., missing, Mrs. Henry Barnes Puckett, mother Steward’s Mate 2nd Class, Leroy(?) Smith, (previously reported missing on report of Navy casualties Dec. 7, 1944). No further information was printed on this man Feb. 20, 1945 Air medals with bronze oak leaf clusters in lieu of a second air medal have been awarded to the following Superfortress Airmen of Col. A.E. Kilberger’s “Hellbird” Group for meritorious service while participating in combat missions against Japanese and Japanese held Asia. Captain Dock O. Waler, Jr., pilot, 109 Ellerbee St., Durham, oak leaf cluster Staff Sgt. Julius W. Childers, gunner, Oak Leaf Cluster, Bryson City Justice of the Peace J.M. Buckner and Mrs. Buckner received a War Department message this morning telling them of the death of their son Pvt. James Meyers Buckner, Jr., somewhere in the European theater on Feb. 3. He volunteered and entered the service with the Army Infantry in January of 1941 and received basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C., and Camp Gordon in Augusta, Georgia. He was 20 years old. Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Mrs. J.A. Albright of Graham and Miss Amy Buckner of High Point college and Graham; two half sisters Mrs. George Allen of Washington, D.C. and Miss Louise Buckner of Graham; and a brother of 2nd Lt. Earl E. Buckner, now serving in France. Feb. 23, 1945 Word was received here that 1st Lt. William Woodrow Heritage, son of J.W. Heritage and the late Mrs. Nora Heritage of Hatch Bowl in Burlington, is a German prisoner of war. He had been reported missing in action on November 26, 1944. He had served about four months in France before his capture as a member of the Army infantry. Lt. Heritage entered the service early in 1942. He received training at Camp Roberts, California and at a number of other stations before going overseas last fall. He has one son, Gregg Heritage of Rainey Street. A brother, Frank Heritage, is now stationed somewhere in England in the 130th Field Artillery Headquarters Company. Our Men and Women in Service: Pfc. Lewis M. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.K. Johnson of Snow Camp was reported missing in action in Belgium since Jan. 4, 1945. He entered the service on Oct. 4, 1941 and trained at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. He served 18 months in the Canal Zone. He reported to Marion Air Base and spent a 30 day furlough home before going overseas in April of 1944. He has two brothers serving overseas Pvt. Wayne H. Johnson in Italy and Pfc. Howard P. Johnson in France. Pfc. Felix Warren Wilson was slightly wounded in France on Jan. 28 according to word received by his wife Mrs. Myrtle Long Wilson. Pfc. Wilson took training at Camp Blanding, Florida before going overseas in July. His wife and three daughters reside in Graham. Having arrived at Keesler Field, Mississippi, Pvt. Howard Tyler Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Black, 207 Everett St., and Pvt. Glenn D. Heath son of H.C. heath of Ireland Street, are now being examined by the A.A.F. Training Command Station Medical and Psychological Unit to determine their qualifications as pre-aviation cadets. Flying officer training as a pilot bombardier or navigator will be given to Privates Black and Heath upon successful completion of the processing they are undergoing. Bernard Elwood Hodgin, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hodgin of Rte. 2, Graham, received his silver wings on Feb. 1 at Pecos, Texas and is now a graduate flight officer from the Advanced Two Engine Pilot School. He is assigned to Pecos from M.A.A.F., Merced, California. He is a former student of Eli Whitney School in Graham. Sgt. Harold L. Shatterly who received a fourteen day furlough with is parents Mr. and Mrs. George Shatterly, has returned to his post with the A.A. Corps at Elgin Field, Florida where he has been stationed for the past two years. He entered the service Dec. 7, 1942 and trained at Biloxi, Mississippi and Camp Lee, Virginia. Prior to his entry into the service he was a clerical worker for Burlington Mills. Pvt. Lenee V. Michael, son of E.R. Michael, 302 N. Queen Ann Street, has completed training and has been graduated from the A.A.F. Training Command at Chanute Field, Illinois. While attending the school, he received instruction in the electronics course and in various non-technical operations vital to the main operation of the company’s fighting planes. S1C John Frank Sherard, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Sherard, 616 Lexington Avenue, was recently graduated from the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Norman, Oklahoma after completing a course in aviation machinery. He has been in the Naval service since December of 1942 and was formerly employed as a machinist in an aircraft factory. Pvt. Scotty Bowlin, husband of Mrs. S.D. Bowlin, 308 Tucker Streeet, has reported at Keesler Field unit of the A.A.F. Training Command at Biloxi, Mississippi for re-assignment to a new military duty. Staff Sgt. John K. Gant, son of Mrs. Lovane Gant of Haw River was graduated last week from the A.A.F. Flexible Gunnery School at Laredo Army Air Field, Loredo, Texas, a member of the A.A.F .Training Command. He is now qualified to take his place as a member of a bomber combat crew. Wounded in Action: European Theater: Pvt. Wm. N. Alexander, Mrs. Thelma S. Alexander, mother, Canton Pfc. Jesse H. Albridge, Mrs. Flossie A. Moore, sister, Rural Hall Pfc. Andrrew E. Banks, Olen W. Banks, father, Trenton Pvt. J.B. Farmer, J.B. Farmer, father, Morganton Pfc. Helmuth E. Fedder, Mrs. Mildred M. Fedder, wife, Mt. Airy Pfc. George Gratz, Mrs. Helen E. Gratz, wife, Mandun Tech. Sgt. James G. Green, Mrs. Annie M. Green, mother, Eagle Springs Pvt. Oswald K. Higgins, Lebeth(?) E. Higgins, mother, Stocksville Pvt. Samuel Hoffman, David Beloff, friend, Grand Forks Pfc. Marcel Lessard, Joe Lessard, father, Grafton Pfc. Oliver R. Lowe, Mrs. John Nesset, mother, Flora Pvt. Wm. J. Moore, Mrs. Virginia C.(?) Moore, wife, Farmer Pvt. Elmer L. Murray, Mrs. Rosalie S. Murray, wife, 215 N. Bloodworth St., Raleigh Pfc. George R. Phillips, Mrs. Lillie W. Phillips, mother, Silver City Pfc. Washington O. Russ, Mrs. Annie G. Russ, mother, Burgaw Pfc. James Sales, Mrs. Hester R. Sales, mother, Fairview Pvt. Luther T. Smith, Mrs. Mabel E. Smith, mother, High Point Pvt. Paul A. Smith, Mrs. Erline D. Smith, wife, 809 Union St., Greensboro Pvt. Wm. G. Snead, Mrs. Lois E. Snead, wife, Rockingham Pfc. Robert R. Sullivan, Mrs. Eva N. Sullivan, wife, High Shoals Pvt. Louis T. Vaught, Mrs. Regina G. Vaught, wife, Elizabethtown Staff Sgt. Lonnie R. Winstead, Mrs. Nancy Sherrod Winstead, mother, Spring Hope Pfc. Reid Womack, Mrs. Edie L. Womack, wife, Franklin Sgt. Wm. C. Wright, Mrs. Annie F. Wright, mother, 108 W. Burgess St., Elizabeth City Navy Casualties: Ship’s Cook Second Class Watkins Hamlette, U.S.N., dead (previously reported wounded on report of Navy casualties Nov. 21, 1944), Nicholas Benjamin Hamlette, father, 701 Kent St., Durham; Mrs. Ruby Lacock, sister, 1702 Knox St., Durham Machinist’s Mate 1C June Horney, U.S.N., wounded, Charles David Horney, father, Bessemer Branch, Greensboro Wounded in Action: European Theater: Pvt. James C. Allen, Mrs. Nora M. Allen, wife, 614 Gurley St., High Point Pvt. Ellis Anderson, Mrs. Marie W. Anderson, wife, Nakina Pfc. Frank T. Ashby, Mrs. Josephine M. Ashby, wife, 915 Belview Avenue, Rocky Mount Staff Sgt. James M. Ballard, Jr., Mrs. Etta L. Ballard, mother, Stanley Pvt. Hugh L. Barnett, Annie Barnett, mother, Paris(?) Knob Sgt. Franklin M. Beaty, Matthew S. Beaty, father, North Belmont(?) Pvt. Thomas B. Breeson, Mrs. Anabelle G. Breeson, wife, Norwood Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Boone, John N. Boone, father, Boonford Pfc. Wm. E. Boone, Mrs. Leomyrt E. Boone, mother, Wilmington Pvt. Everett H. Bottoms, Mrs. Mary P. Bottoms, mother, Pinnacle Sgt. Willie K. Brock, Mrs. Nancy I. Brock, wife, Mt. Olive Pfc. James E. Bryson, Mrs. Blanche L. Bryson, mother, West Camp Sgt. Grady Bryant, Mrs. Amie C. Bryant, mother, Bear Creek Pfc. Omer A. Buchanan, James N. Buchanan, father, Bryson City Pvt. Earl Bundy, Mrs. Shirley M. Bundy, mother, Elizabeth City Pvt. Bronzie D. Butler, Mrs. Nuta Butler, mother, Roseboro Pvt. Archie G. Cayton, Mrs. Virginia G. Cayton, wife, Farmville Pfc. Carl L. Childers, Mrs. Hazel L. Childers, wife, 133 Powell Avenue, Lenoir Pvt. Richard S. Church, Mrs. Marie M. Church, wife, Concord Pfc. King D. Eason, Mrs. Egrea A. Eason, mother, Wade Sgt. Hubert P. Eller, Mrs. Ruby L. Eller, wife, Granite Falls Pfc. Verne R. Eure, Mrs. Lula H. Eure, mother, Tunis Pvt. Winfield C. Fodrie, Mrs. Ruth L. Fodrie, wife, 1215 Dickinson Avenue, Greenville Pvt. John N. foster, Mrs. Edne E. Foster, wife, Mebane Pvt. Worth B. Fulghum, Mrs. Verna R. Fulghum, wife, Spring Hope Staff Sgt. Marshall A. Gaddy, Lexie R. Gaddy, father, Marshville 2nd Lt. Abe N. Goldman, Mrs. Bessie P. Goldman, wife, Oxford Staff Sgt. Head L. Hall, Mrs. Marie E. Hall, mother, Charlotte Pvt. Wm. R. Hames, Mrs. Blanche J. Hames, wife, Henry River Staff Sgt. Howard T. Hart, Miss Edith M. Hart, sister, Reidsville Pvt. Paul W. Hartness, Mrs. Eloise M. Hartness, mother, Statesville Pvt. Reid L. Hedrick, Mrs. Noella B. Hedrick, mother, Lexington Pfc. Robert W. Hedrick, Mrs. Annie B. Hedrick, mother, Woodleaf(?) Pvt. Robert L. Hill, A.J. Hill, father, Rte. 2, Rougemont Corp. George W. Hilton, Jr., Mrs. Geneva Hilton, wife, 114 West 1st Avenue, Kannapolis Pvt. Harold I.(?) Hodgin, Mrs. Lillian G. Hodgin, wife, Jamestown Pvt. Sammie L. Holloman, Mrs. Jessie P. Conway, Jr., sister, Kinston Pfc. Donald A. Horne, Mrs. Tillie A. Horne, mother, 811 Chandler St., High Point Pfc. James J. Hudson, Mrs. Doris L. Hudson, wife, 206 Ennis St., High Point Pfc. Leroy J. Huffstickler, Mrs. Frances E. Huffstickler, wife, Gastonia Pfc. Alfred H. Hull, Mrs. Lucy Frazier Hull, Warrenton Pvt. Edgar Hyatt, Mrs. Evelyn G. Hyatt, wife, Dillon Pfc. Avril B. Jester, Mrs. Sarah C. Jester, mother, East Bend Pfc. James W. Johnson, Andrew D. Johnson, father, Middlesex 1st Lt. Walter B. Jones, Mrs. Frances D. Jones, wife, 1505 Fairmont St., Greensboro Pvt. Troy L. Kirkpatrick, John Kirkpatrick, brother, Asheville Pvt. James E. Lefevers, Mrs. Bessie C. Lefevers, wife, Glen Alpine Pvt. John S. Lewis, Lacy S. Lewis, Sr., father, 711 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro Pvt. Glen J. Litaker, Mrs. Naomi L.V. Litaker, wife, Salisbury 2nd Lt. Frank W. Pharr, Frank W. Pharr, father, Concord Pfc. Aldreth C. Phelps, Mrs. Gertie S. Phelps, mother, Supply Pfc. James E. Price, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Price, wife, Jefferson Pfc. Laurence L. Proctor, Mrs. Maggie B. Proctor, mother, Shelby Pfc. Harvey S. Raines, Mrs. Bennie M. Raines, mother, Balfeur Pvt. Hillery C. Raines, Wm. H. Raines, brother, Princeton Pvt. John J. Reeves, Mrs. Grace M. Reeves, wife, East Lumberton Sgt. Willie E. Rudd, Mrs. Edna F. Rudd, wife, Burlington Sgt. Charlie O. Russell, Mrs. Annie C. Russell, wife, Winston-Salem Pfc. Simon(?) Smith, Mrs. Ellen C. Smith, mother, Rockingham Pvt. Boyd S. Strickland, Mrs. Marie Strickland, wife, Fayetteville Pvt. Leroy V. Taylor, Mrs. Vivien Lasater, friend, 718 Shepherd St., Durham Pvt. Wm. G. Trader, Mrs. Kitty T. Trader, mother, Murfreesboro Pfc. Grady E. Ward, Mrs. Miriam B. Ward, mother, Whiteville Tech. Sgt. John W. White, M.L. White, father, Windsor Pfc. Joseph B. White, Mrs. Alice C. White, mother, Windsor Pvt. Logan M. Wilborne, Mrs. Effie W. Wilborne, wife, Coats Pvt. John P. Woods, Mrs. Aldine McIntyre Woods, wife, 325 South Street, Durham The Navy Department today announced that Chief Electrician’s Mate Lloyd Maness, U.S.N., is missing in action. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Maness of Greensboro. Feb. 26, 1945 Pfc. Edgar D. Dawkins of Burlington was fatally wounded in action with the 78th Division of the 1st Army Infantry on Feb. 4, according to information received here. The War Department message received by his wife, the former Vera Mercer of Greensboro, stated that her husband died in a field hospital of wounds received the previous day. He was inducted into the service in March of 1944 and received basic training at Camp Walters, Texas, Fort Meade, Maryland and Camp Pickett, Virginia before going overseas in October of last year. He has seen action in France, Belgium and Germany. He was 30 years of age. Prior to entering the service he was employed by Fairchild Aircraft. Surviving besides his wife are one son, James Michael of Greensboro; his mother, Mrs. Ervin Corey of Burlington; 1 sister Mrs. T.R. Robertson of Burlington; and a brother, Wayne Dawkins of Graham. 2nd Lt. Thomas F. Joerg of Burlington, husband of the former Margaret Byrd of this city, is believed to be a prisoner of war in Germany although officially reported missing in action since Jan. 4, Mrs. Joerg revealed today. People from various parts of the country have written to Mrs. Joerg during the past few days that her husband’s name was mentioned on an official German government shortwave broadcast from Berlin on Feb. 23 and that he was reported “safe and well”. Four cards and three letters have advised her of the broadcast on a list of recently captured Americans which was made public by the Germans. Lt. Joerg’s wife and small son are making their home on Torpley Street while he is in the Army. Killed in Action: Europe: Pvt. Clyde L. Archie, Mrs. Zella G. Archie, wife, Kannapolis Staff Sgt. Heath R. Autry, Mrs. Clyde Sanders Autry, mother, Marshville Corp. Woodrow W. Bailey, Mrs. Ofah(?) G. Bager(?), sister, Salisbury Pvt. Carl W. Balty, Mrs. Minnie Lucille Balty, mother, Salisbury Pvt. Melvin W. Baker, Mrs. Mozella P. Baker, wife, Elon College Staff Sgt. Orville Baker, Mrs. Almeda Baker, mother, Jefferson Pfc. Fred W. Batten, Mrs. Geneva Batten, mother, Troy Pvt. Earl R. Billings, Mrs. Viola(?) D. Billings, wife, Concord Pvt. Walter C. Blair, Mrs. Ruth S. Blair, wife, Colfax Pvt. Ausley D. Bush, Julius R. Bush, brother, Acme Pfc. Ralph H. Caldwell, Mrs. Ever M. Caldwell, wife, Statesville Corp. Charles B. Calhoun, Mrs. Betty L. Calhoun, wife, 1111 McCormick St., Greensboro 1st Lt. Thad D. Chafin, Jr., Mrs. Rebecca Boyd Chafin, mother, Waynesville Pvt. Wm. I.(?) Childress, Mrs. Alma I. Childress, mother, 400 W. 9th St., Charlotte Pfc. Henry F. Clay, Sr., Mrs. Laura M. Clay, wife, Concord Pvt. Howard G. Coble, Mrs. Ruth D. Coble, wife, Cormick Street, Greensboro Staff Sgt. John Duskey, Mrs. Mary A. Duskey, wife, 1232 East 25th St., Winston-Salem Pvt. Glenn A. Faggart, Mrs. Helen L. Faggart, wife, Concord Pfc. Paul F. Fowler, Mrs. Gladys H. Fowler, wife, Boger City Tech Sgt. Thomas J. Grissom, Jr., Thomas J. Grissom, Sr., father, Henderson Tech Sgt. W.A. Hayes, Mrs. Clara E. Hayes, wife, 1203 East 4th St., Charlotte 1st Lt. Wm. M. Heaton, William E. Heaton, father, Hendersonville Pvt. Wm. C. Hedrick, Mrs. Grace Watts Hedrick, mother, Huntersville Pvt. James A. Hensley, Charlie Hensley, father, Marshall Pvt. Clyde W. Hunter, Mrs. Hester H. Hunter, wife, Stocksville Pvt. Floyd H. Jackson, Mrs. Jane M. Jackson, mother, Edneyville Pvt. James L. Jenkins, Mrs. Carrie Jenkins, mother, Statesville Tech 5th Grade Henry A. Kirsch, Mrs. Hazel, M. Kirsch, wife, 30 Jarrett St., West Asheville Feb. 27, 1945 Casualty Lists (Does not indicate whether these are KIA or WIA) Tech 5G Wm. P. Long, Mrs. Muriel C. Long, wife, Stanley Pvt. James M. Mathews, Mrs. Mae S. Mathews, mother, Fuquay Springs Pfc. James C. Mimms, S.C. Mimms, father, 2324 Englewood Avenue, Durham Sgt. Staley E. Montgomery, Mrs. Ethel G. Montgomery, mother, High Point Sgt. Roy H. Moore, Mrs. Etheline(?) D. Moore, wife, Biscoe Pfc. James E. Moorefield, Jr., Mrs. Ruby P. Moorefield, wife, Jamestown Pvt. Burlie C. Neal, Dan C. Neal, father, Vale Sgt. Robert E. Newton, Mrs. Fannie E. Newton, mother, Hillside St., Rutherfordton Pvt. Herman P. Nobles, Mrs. Etta M. Nobles, mother, Chadburn Pvt. L. Oglesby, Mrs. Birdie(?) Oglesby, mother, Morehead City Sgt. Melvin H. Price, Mrs. Helen F. Price, wife, Gastonia Pvt. Kermit W. Proctor, Mrs. Rosa L. Proctor, mother, Lucana Tech 4G Hubert C. Powell, Mrs. Eliza R. Powell, mother, Polkville Pfc. Lacy H. Reaves, Mrs. Lou M. Reaves, mother, Fayetteville Pfc. George C. Redfern, Mrs. Virginia S. Redfern, wife, Albemarle Sgt. Wm. L. Rucker, Mrs. Nancy A. Rucker, wife, 1021 State St., Winston-Salem Pvt. Joseph A. Satullo, Mrs. Joseph A. Satullo, wife, 1616 Park Dr., Raleigh Pvt. Alfred Smith, Mrs. Gracie Naomi Smith, wife, Sylva Pfc. Daniel C. Sutton, Mrs. Carrie C.L. Sutton, wife, Mt. Olive Pfc. Dean Taylor, Mrs. Betty W. Taylor, mother, McGrady Pvt. Charlie R. Treat, Mrs. Jennie B. Williams, aunt, Mayodan Pfc. John E. Turner, Mrs. Elsie Clark, aunt, E. Laurinberg Sgt. Robert E. Underwood, Jr., Mrs. Rosa L. Underwood, mother, Wadesboro Pfc. John E. Wall, Mrs. Mac W. Keeler, sister, Norlina Staff Sgt. Bill F. Walls, Mrs. Angie Walls, mother, Murphy 2nd Lt. James W. Ward, John A. Ward, father, Williamston Pfc. James B. Wetmore, Mrs. Bertha W. Wetmore, mother, Woodleaf Pfc. Lloyd T. Wertman, Mrs. Pansy M. Wertman, wife, Cesar Pvt. John e. Wright, Mrs. Elene S. Wright, wife, 1716 Allen St., Charlotte March 3, 1845 Pfc. Clymouth Roy Comer son of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Comer of Rte. 2, Graham, was killed in action on Feb. 9 in the Germany-Belgium area, his parents have been informed by the War Department. Formerly employed by the Virginia Mills at Swepsonville, he entered the service in December of 1943. He received basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi before going overseas in July of last year. He is survived by his parents, five sisters, Mrs. B.H. Holt of Haw River; Mrs. Johnny Lemons of Durham; Mrs. June Allred, Mrs. Johnny Flood and Mrs. Marvin White all of this county and three brothers, Clinton, Worth and Howard, all of this county. Our Men and Women in Service: Brigadier General L. C. Jaynes, commanding general of the Replacement Command Mediterranean Theater of Operations has awarded the Meritorious Service Plaque to the 19th Replacement Battalion of which Sgt. Cloud W. May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. May of Burlington is a member, for “superior performance of duty in the accomplishment of overseas service in Africa and Italy in processing and training of A.A.F. replacement soldiers. With the winning of the prized plaque went authorization for each member of the battalion to wear on his uniform the Meritorious Service Insignia. Pvt. Hugh M. Campbell, brother of Mrs. Mary C. Perry, who lives on Rte. 4, Burlington, has been promoted to private first class. He is a laborer with a quartermaster unit of the 5th Army in Italy. Lt. Ernest V. King, U.S.N.R., 625 Tucker St., Burlington, has returned from a tour of combat duty in the Pacific where he served as a pilot of a Navy plane on an escort carrier of the Casablanca Class. He was attached to Composite Squadron 78. As a member of the famed 11th Heavy Bombardment Group, of the 7th A.A.F., Corp. Clarence E. Hall, Jr., of Burlington has been commended by Maj. Gen. Robert W. Douglas, Jr., commanding the 7th A.A.F., for his part in the campaigns which have taken a large section of the Pacific from the enemy hands. Corp. Hall’s wife Elizabeth and daughter Nancy reside at 507 Oak St., Burlington. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence hall, live at Rte. 5, Burlington. He attended Mooresville H.S., and prior to entering the service in October of 1942 was employed at the Siler City Hosiery Co. He joined the 7th A.A.F. in the Pacific in May of 1943. He wears the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two campaign stars. Two brothers, Thomas and Calle(?) are serving with the Army. Pvt. Hansel V. Faw of 613 Piedmont Way, Burlington, N.C., is a member of the 338th Engineer General Services Regiment which recently concluded a brilliant chapter of its history by opening the obliterated port of Leghorn to Allied convoys. Not until this was done was this base section, the main supply and service organization for the 5th Army, able to property supply from its near port, the Allies fighting on the Italian front. Pvt. Faw is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Johnson (transcriber’s note, difference in names but transcribed as written) of Winston-Salem. He worked for the Sykes Foundry in Burlington prior to army service. He has been overseas since April of 1943. Pvt. Hansel V. Haw of 613 Piedmont Way, Burlington, is a member of the 338th Engineering General Services Regiment which recently conducted a brilliant chapter of its history by opening the obliterated port of Leghorn to Allie convoys. Not until this was done was this base section, which is the important supply and service organization for the 5th Army, able to properly supply from a near port, the Allies fighting on the Italian front. Pvt. Haw is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Johnson (transcriber’s note, different last name), of Winston-Salem, He worked for the Sykes Foundry in Burlington prior to army service. He has been overseas since April, 1943. Staff Sgt. Mary Edith Dixon of Burlington is stationed at the Army Air Force Tactical Center, Orlando, and is one of the many thousands of women in the service whose sense of loyalty and skill is contributing to winning the war. She is a duty sergeant and is filling an assignment for which she was fully trained in the WAC. Her job is to prepare duty rosters and supervise a number of WAC activities. After completing basic training at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, she was assigned to Camp Holt, La., for two months then to Charleston, S.C. for three months before arriving at AFTAC in May of 1943. Her fine record has won her rapid promotion. In March of 1943 she was made corporal and in August of the same year advanced to sergeant and then promoted to staff sergeant in Feb. of 1944. She attended Pleasant Grove High School and Burlington Business college before entering the Army. Her favorite past times are horse back riding and swimming and she intends to make Orlando her home after the war. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Dixon of Burlington and her brother Paul is an A.M.M. 3C in the Navy. Lt. Ernest V. King, USNR, of 625 Tucker St., Burlington, has returned from a tour of combat duty in the Pacific where he served as a pilot of a Navy plane based on an escort carrier of the Casablanca class. He was attached to composite Squadron 7B. As a member of the 11th Heavy Bombardment Group of the 7th A.A.F., Corp. Clarence E. hale, Jr., of Burlington, has been commended by Major General Robert W. Douglass, Jr., commanding the 7th A.A.F. for his part in the “campaign which have taken a large section of the Pacific back from the enemy”. General Douglass issued his commendation along with a personal message of congratulations as the group rounded out its 5th year. Based where his B24 Liberators bomb, strafe and harass the enemy at all points within 600 miles of the Japanese mainland, the 11th Group has participated in almost every major move of the great offensive that has rolled back the Japanese more than 3,000 miles into their own front yard. Its fighting tradition began at Hickam Field when the group was all but destroyed in the Pearl Harbor attack. The 11th later sent bombs crashing down on Wake and Guadalcanal. Corp. Hall’s wife Elizabeth and daughter Nancy reside at 507 Oak Street, Burlington. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Brown, live at Rte. 5, Burlington. He attended Mooresville H.S. prior to entering into the service in October of 1942. He joined the 7th A.A.F. in the Pacific in May of 1943. He wears the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two campaign stars. Two brothers, Thomas and Colle are serving with the Army. Pvt Albert A. Terrell, son of Mrs. Ollie Terrell of Rte. 1, Burlington, is a member of the 757th Tank Battalion, 5th Army outfit, functioning as artillery from behind the ridge bordering Italy’s Po Valley in the south. Hard banked snow and ice inhibit orthodox tank tactics. The tanks are kept under cover in daylight within 3,000 yards of the enemy. At night they are wheeled up to firing points only a few yards away where their fire power is used in performing field artillery missions. The 757th experienced mobile warfare at its most spectacular for the entire distance between the Garigliana and Arno Rivers. The tankers kicked off with the 4th Division of French infantrymen last May, knifed through the Gustav and Hiller lines and drove up Highway 2 out of Rome to take Viterbo and be among the first Allied troops in Siena. In one 24 hour period the recovery crew of Company A salvaged and returned to action nine tanks and other vehicles, working under almost continuous German shelling. During the Gargliano-Arno push the 757th stayed in the line for 73 consecutive days supporting two of the four French divisions at a time while the divisions alternated. The 757th left the States for overseas duty in Africa in the spring of 1943 and arrived in Italy in the fall of that year. Part of the outfit was indoctrinated in battle before Cassino in February of 1944 but the tankers were relieved before the entire outfit had been committed. Lonnie W. Murray of Burlington, son of Mrs. Ada A. Murray of Rte 2, is a cannoneer with the 178th Field Artillery Battalion which has recently been operating in the Po Valley in Italy, near Mt. Belvidere which has changed hands several times during the current winter struggle. The 178th or “Southerners” Battalion was subject to its most severe counter battery action. German shells hit powder houses and a store of TNT and wounded 30 men in a column of infantry marching past the gun positions. The Southerners brought in the wounded and treated injured Doughboys and had them evacuated by ambulances to the rear. The 178th landed in Scotland in August of 1942, participating in the Tunision campaign in actions at Fafsa, El Guettar, Fondrouk, Hill 609, Materu and Bisert and landed in Sicily on July 17, 1943. The battalion battered its way north to Messina, Sicily from where its guns fired some of the first Allied Artillery ammunition into continental Europe, pumping it across Messina Straits in support of the British 8th Army. They fought at Avellino, Gassino and in the Liri Valley. They participated in overrunning the Gustav and Hiller lines and won the Croix de Guerre for support they gave the French Expeditionary Corps in Italy, fighting through Rome, Siena and Poggibons, an operation which pierced the Gothic line. Corp. Edgar S.W. Dameron, Jr., radio operator of 206 Union Avenue, Burlington, is a member of the 19th Combat Engineers Regiment, Mediterranean theater, maintaining roads, bridges and trails for the 5th Army in rugged mountain terrain before the Po Valley in Italy. The 19th has maintained or rebuilt more than 4,000 miles of roads and rebuilt or repaired more than 200 bridges in the Italian campaign and has served in combat for more than 550 days including action at Kasserine Pass, Tunisia and Cassino, Italy. While serving in support of a Ranger battalion in the Tunisian Campaign, the 19th Engineers removed more than 15,000 mines from a single minefield in Sened. The 19th sailed overseas in August of 1942 and served in northern Ireland, Scotland, England and landed on African D-Day November 3, 1942 at Arzew in northern Algeria. They supported the left bank of the 1st Infantry Division. The regiment entered the Tunisian campaign in January of 1942. In the Kasserine Pass the engineers held the right flank for 72 hours, harassing German armored columns while American troops withdrew. They proved cover for the withdrawal in Gafsa. They supported the 1st and 34th Infantry Divisions and the 1st Armored Division in the African campaign. The 19th was in the vanguard as the 7th Army invaded Sicily, built the first American airfield there, cleared the beaches and supported the 9th and 45th Infantry Divisions in the push to Cassino. They entered the Italian campaign in October of 1943 and backed up the 34th and 36th Divisions in the push to Cassino. When the American Doughboys stormed the beaches of northern Africa, Sicily and southern France, the “D-Day Medics” of the 56th Medical Battalion were on hand to give them aid. Pfc. Lewis Covington, Jr., Spence Street, Burlington is a driver with this battalion, which is one of the oldest separate medical battalions in continuous action in the war. The 56th is part of the U.S. 7th Army’s chain of medical echelons and is one of the few that can claim four beachhead operations. The 56th is now in support of combat units in Lt. General Jacob L. Devers’ 6th Army Group. It first acquired its “D-Day Medics” nickname when detachments operated close behind assault troops during the invasion of Casablanca, French Morocco. Ten hours after the first troops waded ashore at Licata, Sicily, the 56th had its first clearing station work. At Anzio, it evacuated wounded on shore to ships on LSTs and other craft. It landed on D-Day in southern France to repeat its Anzio functions. When over 70 aircraft with nearly 700 crew members as well as more than 100 ground crew maintenance men were diverted to the 8th Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress base recently because of bad weather preventing the planes from reaching their home fields, the messing problem was handled capably by workers who served eight meals in 24 hours. Workers such as Corp. Charles B. Oakley, 26, worked many hours overtime to prepare some 4,845 meals of turkey with all the trimmings. Messes were not notified of the arrival of the bomber crews but quickly took up the challenge and fed all the guests as well as the men who normally eat there. Corp. Oakley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Oakley of Rte. 1, Roxboro, N.C., His wife is Mrs. Virginia Oakley who lives at 1005 Church Street, Burlington. Formerly employed by the Burlington Mills, Corp. Oakley joined the A.A.F. in February of 1942. Corporal Oakley is a member of the 94th (?) Bomber Group which was cited by the president for the historic bombing of the Muhlemban Aircraft Assembly Plant in Brunswick, Germany. This group also participated in the 3rd Air Division Engineers to Africa, shuttle bombing at Messerschmidt Aircraft Assembly Plants in Regensburg, Germany in August of 1943 for which a presidential citation was awarded the entire division. Two Burlington men are receiving their initial naval indoctrination at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois. Their recruit training consists of instructions in scannership, military drill and general naval procedure. During this period, a series of aptitude tests will be taken by the recruits to determine whether they will be assigned to a Naval Service School, to a shore station or to immediate duty at sea. When their recruit training is over, these men will receive a period of leave. They are Donald G. Sharpe, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Sharp, 500 Washington St., and Claude E. Brown, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Brown, Rte. 4. Edward Woffare Nash, Motor Machinist’s Mate 3C, UNSR, a resident of Burlington, whose wife resides at 216 Adams Avenue, is now stationed at the Amphibious Training Base in Little Creek, Va., where he is training for duty aboard a new LSM (Landing Ship Medium). LSM’s are powerful 208 feet tank carriers. Nash and his mates will soon take over one of the new LSM’s and sail to join the Pacific onslaught. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. (or C.) Nash who reside in Burlington and he joined the Navy last May shortly after he graduated from Burlington High School His brother is also serving with the U.S. fighting forces and is now on duty overseas. Pfc. Ralph M. Neese, 221 Fix St., Burlington, automatic rifleman, is fighting in Italy’s Apennines, before the Po Valley with the 362nd Infantry Regiment which broke through the Gothic Line in one of its highest and most defended sectors. The 362nd is part of the 91st “Powder River” Division with the 5th Army. His regiment broke across the Sieve River in the strongly defended line and attained the top of Mount Calvi, 2,225 feet high mountain in which the Germans had placed artillery in tunnels running fifty feet underground in rock. The men trained intensively and joined the 5th Army in Italy with other regiments of the 91st during June. The 362nd first went into action near Casaglia on July 12 and effectively spear headed the 5th Army Group’s rapid advance to the Arno River. Pvt. Ralph Frank Griggs of the 346th Infantry Division was killed in action in Belgium on Jan 3, according to information received by his wife, the former Marcia Suitts of Haw River. Pvt. Griggs was previously reported killed in action. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Keith and Roger, his father, Tom, of Blanche, N.C., and three brothers. Pfc. Delbert R. Florence, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Florence of Graham, was killed in action on Luzon on Feb. 13, according to information received in a telegram by his parents from Adjutant General J.A. Ulio. The victim was serving with the 108th Infantry. He entered the service on Feb. 1, 1943 and trained at Camp Howze, Texas and in California before going overseas in October of that year, landing in New Britain. He attended Alex Wilson and Graham High Schools before entering the service. Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Webster of Graham, Mrs. B.L. Rugers of Mebane and Mrs. Lee Durham of Saxapahaw; four brothers, George of Mebane, Millard E. of the U.S.N. and Ralph and Lester both at home. Another brother, Corp. Sam J. Florence was killed in action in Italy last July. March 8, 1945 Killed in Action, European Theater 1st Lt. Arthur C. Bergeron, Mrs. Jewel F. Bergeron, mother, 522 Tate Street, Greensboro Pfc. John Burton, Miss Burton, sister, Kings Mountain Staff Sgt. James C. Butler, Charlie E. Butler, father, Fayetteville Pvt. Wm. C. Clark, Mrs. Lucy M. Clark, mother, Tarboro Pfc. George F. De Brubl, Mrs. Delia S. Brubl, mother Pfc. John T. Diggs, Mrs. Margie S. Diggs, mother, Lilesville T4 Blake R. Ellis, Mrs. Retha Ellis, mother, Lexington Pfc. Wm. D. Hammer, Mrs. Margareet J. Hammer, wife, Gibsonville Staff Sgt. John V. Hoyle, Mrs. Mary Jean Hoyle, mother, Sylva Pfc. John T. Jenkins, Mrs. Maggie Q. Jenkins, wife, Forest City Pvt. Claude T. Lalan, Mrs. Cora J. Lalan, wife, Aberdeen Pfc. John P. Leopard, Mrs. Mary E. Leopard, wife, Norton Staff Sgt. Howard D. Loftis, Mrs. Eliza G. Loftis, mother, Hamrick Pvt. Robert V. Seawell, Mrs. Esther M. Seawell, wife, 1339 Broad St., Greensboro Sgt. Harold L. Stephenson, Mrs. Mattie G. Stephenson, mother, Halifax Corp. Henry F. Warner, Mrs. Minnie L. Warner, mother, Troy 1st Lt. Wm. A. Warren, Mrs. Lena M. Warren, wife, Reidsville Pfc. Jarvis B. Watkins, Mrs. Thelma W. Carriker, sister, Monroe Pvt. Howel E. Wrench, Mrs. Myrtle M. Wrench, mother, Autryville Mediterranean Theater Staff Sgt. James A. Forbis, Mrs. Dora M. Forbis, wife, 901 Park St., High Point Pfc. Charlie Graham, Mrs. Mary H. Graham, mother, Charlotte Tech Sgt. Charles L. Isenhower, Mr. and Mrs. Orrin H. Isenhower, parents, Canover Pvt. George T. Little, Mrs. Pearl H. Little, mother, Concord Tech Sgt. James T. Marshburn, Mrs. Gussie G. Marshburn, mother, Mulberry St., Goldsboro Pfc. Walter D. McKeel, Mrs. Margaret E. McKeel, mother, Fountain Pvt. Percy L. Melvin, Mrs. Annie E. Melvin, mother, Lakedale Pfc. Wm. P. Mullin, Jr., Mrs. Kittie M. Mullin, mother, Waxhaw Corp. D.L. Penland, Mrs. Mary G. Penland, mother, 42 Forsythe St., Asheville Tech Sgt Sherman F. Powell, Mrs. Rachel Powell, mother, Tarboro Sgt. Corris H. Smith, Wade H. Smith, father, Pink Hill Pvt. Haywood M. Smith, Thomas F. Smith, father, Waynesville Pvt. Floyd D. Tillery, Mrs. Bertha J. Tillery, mother, Franklin Pfc. Garland Totherow, Glen G. Totherow, father Pvt. Charles H. Walters, Sr., Mrs. Hettie V. Walters, wife, West Jefferson March 12, 1945 Navy Casualties: S2C Conrad Cardwell, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Cardwell, parents, Oakwood S2C Wade Lee Helms, USNR, dead, Mrs. Lena Gulledge Helms, wife, High Point Aviation Metalsmith 1C William Grady Stevens, Jr., USNR, dead, (previously reported missing), Mrs. Alda Lucille Stevens, wife, Aurora S1C Robert Lee Falls, USN, dead, (previously reported missing on report of Navy casualties for 1-31-45), Mr. and Mrs. Zeb Vance Falls, parents, 9 Poplar St., Kings Mountain S1C James Alexander King, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Allean Powell King, wife, 210 S. 17th St., Wilmington, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Merman King, parents, 307 N. 16th (?) St., Wilmington S1C George Washington Lane, USNR, dead, (previously reported missing on report of Navy casualties for 2-10-45), Mr. and Mrs. Murry Boyd Lane, parents, Selma Yeoman 3C James Timothy Mullen, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Linwood David Mullen, parents, Zebulon Killed in Action, European Theater: Pfc. Alton E. Allcox, Mrs. Vera C. Allcox, mother, Bethel Pfc. Herman U. Almond, Robert Almond, father, Albemarle 2nd Lt. James P. Anderson, Mrs. Trubie B. Anderson, wife, Benson Pfc. Sam H. Barnes, Mrs. Katheline R. Roberson Barnes, wife, Graham Pfc. John W. Blankenship, Zeb Blankenship, father, Burnsville Pfc. Billy R. Bollinger, Mrs. Eula P. Bollinger, mother, Drexel Pfc. Floyd F. Boyce, Mrs. Ophelia B. Boyce, wife, 2700 Tuckaseeger Road, Charlotte Pfc. Lida A. Brown, Martha P. Brown, mother, Crempler Pfc. James W. Buckner, E.C. Buckner, father, Elon College Pvt. Joseph T. Capps, Mrs. Glydie S. Capps, mother, Elm City Staff Sgt. Walter E. Cole, Mrs. Louise W. Cole, wife, Wake Forest T5 Jimmie L. Cox, Mrs. Anna M. Cox, wife, Roanoke Rapids Pvt. Lloyd N. Crisp, Mrs. Etta(?) L. Crisp, wife, High Point Staff Sgt John T. Davis, Mrs. Daisy S. Davis, mother, Yadkinville 2nd Lt. Jack J. Foster, Mrs. Mary J. Foster, mother, Winston-Salem Tech Sgt. Oliver J. Galloway, Jr., Mrs. Minnie T. Galloway, mother, Grimesland Pvt. Allen P. Garner, Mrs. Clara M. Garner, mother, New Port Corp. Carroll W. Grant, Mrs. Roxilla C. Grant, wife, Marion Pfc. Olma D. Greene, Mrs. Nevada H. Greene, mother, Boone Pfc. John W. Hamer, Mrs. Alma B. Murry, mother, Siler City Pfc. David r. Hill, George W. Hill, father, 609(?) Daisy St., Goldsboro Pvt. Gussie Hill, James Hill, father, 2304 Hales Road, Raleigh T5G David P. Holshouser, Mrs. Reulah Holshouser, mother, Rockwell Pfc. Talmedge J. Klimmer, Mrs. Lelo O. Klimmer, mother, Cooleemee Pfc. Willie J. Malloy, Mrs. Annie B. Corbett, Rocky Mt. Tech 5th Grade John R. McCrory, Jr., Mrs. Mary E. McCrory, wife, Lexington Pvt. Fernie F. McDaniel, Mrs. Hettie J. McDaniel, wife, Dunn Pvt. Pink Morgan, Mrs. Soonee Morgan, mother, Norwood Pvt. Lester P. Moss, Mrs. Rosa M. Moss, wife, Kings Mountain 2nd Lt. Luther M. Parker, George L. Parker, father, Enfield Staff Sgt. Lewis P. Parris, Mrs. Ethel S. Parris, mother, Candler Pvt. Creed Penland, Mrs. Lela Penland, mother, Leicester Pfc. Connie M. Pennell, Mrs. Florence T. Pennell, mother, Taylorsville Sgt. Wm. T. Reynolds, Ernest Reynolds, father, 1318 Kenilworth Avenue, Charlotte Pvt. Louis B. Riddick, Mrs. Juanita G. Riddick, wife, 733 Julian St., Greensboro 2nd Lt. Bruce C. Robbins, Lee R. Robbins, father, Bostic Pvt. Ira H. Smoot, Mrs. Eulalia W. Smoot, mother, Traphill Pvt. Jesse T. Snell, Mrs. Bessie A. Snell, mother, Plymouth Pvt. Wm. E. Stanley, Jr., Mrs. Verne L. Stanley, mother, Greensboro Pfc. James C. Stow, Mrs. Hazel S. Stow, wife, Belmont Corp. Carl E. Sumner, Robert N. Sumner, father, Trinity Staff Sgt. Charles L. Tate, Mrs. Jean G. Tate, wife, 29 Princeton Dr., Asheville Pfc. Glenn M. Tilley, Mrs. Alice R. Tilley, mother, Germantown Pvt. Leo R. Wilson, Mrs. Lina A. Wilson, mother, Spray Staff Sgt. Kenneth E. Woodlief, Mrs. Geneva R. Woodlief, mother, Franklinton Sgt. Percy P. Yount, Mrs. Ella Poe Yount, Morgantown Pfc. Fred W. Allison, Mrs. Pearline C. Allison, wife, Belmont Sgt. Harry W. Austin, Thomas Wellington Austin, uncle, 1127 Waughtown St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Forrest E. Cockrell, Mrs. Julia E. Cockrell, wife, Mooresville Sgt. Charles P. Dellinger, Mrs. Ella P. Dellinger, mother, Cary 2nd Lt. Lewis W. Holler, Jr., Lewis W. Holler, Sr., father, Statesville 2nd Lt. George L. Owens, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. George L. Owens, Sr., 1420 Raleigh St., Elizabeth City Pvt. Hubert S. Simpson, Mrs. Hazell Simpson, wife, Concord Pvt. Ralph A. Tuttle, Mrs. Patsy G. Tuttle, mother, Madison Southwest Pacific Area Sgt. Martin C. Choate, Mrs. May G. Choate, mother, 83(?) Vance Crescent, West Asheville Pfc. Edwin H. Gregory, Quentin Gregory, father, Halifax March 19, 1945 Corp. William C. Hunter, son of F.C. Hunter of Rte. 2, Burlington and Pfc. Jimmie W. Rudd, son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Rutt of Altamahaw, are among the latest Alamance County servicemen to lose their lives in war action, relatives reported today. Corp. Hunter, of the U.S.M.C., was killed in action Feb. 23 on Iwo Jima after serving overseas for two years of his two and a half years in the service. Following basic training at New River and at Parris Island, and a brief stay in California, he participated in several important battles before the fatal effort on Iwo. Surviving in addition to his father are step-mother Mrs. F.C. Hunter, a son, Willie Eugene; three sisters Pvt. Carlene Conrad of the W.A.C., at Camp Crowder, Missouri(?); and Pvt. Florence Triplett of the W.A.C., at Ft. Meade, Md.; and Mrs. Daphne Garder of Burlington; one brother, Pvt. Jack Lynn Hunter of the U.S.M.C. on Iwo Jima; two half brothers and two half sisters. Pfc. Rudd died of wounds received in action on Luzon on Feb. 5 according to the War Department. He entered the Army in November of 1941 and trained at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Indiantown Gap, Pa., before going overseas in 1942. He also participated in a number of Pacific battles. Prior to entering the army he attended Altamahaw-Ossipee High School and later was employed b the Ossipee Weaving Company. Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Julia Ross and Mrs. J.M. Rimmer of Burlington and Miss Evelyn Rudd of the home; also five brothers, Corp. Leonard D., in the Army; S1C George D., in the Navy; Walter F; A.S. in the Navy; Lacy T, Rte. 2, Elon College, Lee of Altamahaw. The War Department has recently confirmed the report of the death of Lt. Rufus D. Wilson, Jr., of Burlington, son of Mrs. Rufus D. Wilson, Sr., and the late Mr. Wilson, his mother revealed today. Serving with the 34th Infantry on Bataan, Lt. Wilson was killed in action on Feb. 5 after receiving wounds from Japanese fire the night before. His death was first reported in a letter to Mrs. Wilson from another officer who had served with the local man on Bataan. The letter was received Feb. 28 but the death was not confirmed until later. The letter advised that Lt. Wilson was buried in the U.S. Army Cemetery at Alongopo in the Philippine Islands. March 15, 1945 Three North Carolinians were on the latest War Department lists of American Prisoners of War reported liberated by the advance of the Soviet armies. They are: Belk, McDowd, Pvc., Matthew W. Belk, father, Alamance Biggers, Oreon A., Tech 5th Grade, William P. Biggers, c/o Biggers Brothers Produce Company, Charlotte Calloway, Terry D., Staff Sgt., Mrs. A. Calloway, mother, Ronda Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Reece of Whitsett have been notified that their son, Pfc. Clyde M. Reece, who was previously reported missing on Dec. 17 of last year, has been killed in action in Belgium. He was inducted into the service in 1943 and received his training at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and later in Pennsylvania before going overseas in May of 1943. He had been on combat duty since June 8. He went into France with the early invasion forces and was serving with the 1st Army at the time of his death. Prior to his induction, Private Reece had attended Gibsonville High School and was employed at Newport News shipyards. He was a member of Springwood Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Lee in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Pvt. James Reece serving with the army in Germany; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Allred, Mrs. Alfred Hawks, and Mrs. Garland Rennett all of Whitsett. March 29, 1945 Pvt. Henry Floyd Wicker of Liberty, husband of Mrs. Laura Euliss Wicker, formerly of Snow Camp, died in France on Feb. 20, from wounds received in action, the War Department has advised. He was serving with the 94th Infantry Division of the 3rd Army. He entered the service in August of last year and had been overseas only one month at the time of his death. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Floyd, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wicker, and two brothers, Coy and Ray and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Branson, all of Liberty.
Transcribed by Christine Spencer March 2008
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